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The Center for Victims of Torture

http://www.cvt.org – Global Injustice
Restoring the Dignity of the Human Spirit by healing families. Read gracious letter to sparkle!

Polaris Project

http://www.polarisproject.org/ – Human Trafficking
Polaris Project: 90% of funding goes to programs – Polaris Project is a leading organization in the global fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery.  Named after the North Star “Polaris” that guided slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad, Polaris Project is transforming the way that individuals and communities respond to human trafficking, in the U.S. and globally. By successfully pushing for stronger federal and state laws, operating the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline (1-888-373-7888), conducting trainings, and providing vital services to victims of trafficking, Polaris Project creates long-term solutions that move our society closer to a world without slavery.

The Homestead Ministry

http://www.homesteadministry.org/ – Sex Trafficking, Local
The Homestead is a ministry extension of Westview Community Church. It shares Westview’s overall mission statement: “helping spiritually speaking people become more fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.” The vision of the Homestead is to be a safe, residential house that is used for ministry to each Homesteader, 18 years & older needing our residence, who have exited the sex industry and have been through a measure of their healing and recovery, to live free of charge; enroll in school or get a job; continue with support and recovery work; and begin to move from being under a 100% supervisory program to 100% independence back into the mainstream of life in a productive, life-giving, and contributing way.  HISTORY – After praying about ministering to women in the sex industry for almost two years, Westview’s Women’s Ministry was blessed with a financial gift on July 5, 2011, and a home to launch a ministry to women who have exited the sex industry on September 14, 2011. A local furniture store donated the large furniture items on October 21, 2011. After that point, we experienced an avalanche of generosity from individuals and businesses to get the Homestead up and running.

Facing the Dragon

http://www.facingthedragon.org// – Addiction
David Parnell is a public speaker, author, consultant, and advocate for drug endangered children. He has literally spoken to tens of thousands of people in over thirty states and in three countries during the past five years about the dangers of methamphetamine. He spent twenty-three years abusing drugs, seven years of which he was addicted to methamphetamine, under its influence, he even attempted suicide by shooting himself. He shot himself under the chin with an SKS assault rifle, blowing his face apart. Though he survived, he sustained severe injuries. To this day he still occasionally undergoes reconstructive surgery. David came out of the grasp of methamphetamine after a hard and prolonged struggle. As of June 23, 2010, he is 7 years and 4 months clean and sober. Now, he focuses on drug prevention by educating and warning people about the dangers of addictive substances, particularly methamphetamine, in part by using his own life as an example. He has received an overwhelming positive response for his efforts.

FAIR Girls

http://www.fairgirls.org
FAIR Girls (formerly FAIR Fund) prevents the exploitation of girls worldwide with empowerment and education. Through prevention education, compassionate care, and survivor inclusive advocacy, FAIR Girls creates opportunities for girls to become confident, happy, healthy young women. FAIR stands for Free, Aware, Inspired, Restored – this is exactly what we hope the girls we work with will become. It is a name that reflects our ongoing commitment to providing girls around the world the chance to live happy, healthy, empowered lives. FAIR Girls currently operates programs in Bosnia, Montenegro, Serbia, Russia, Uganda, and the United States.

Life Choice Ministries

www.lifechoiceks.org
Life Choice Ministries offers real options, real help, and real hope to women who are facing challenging pregnancies.  We are a life-affirming pregnancy resource center meeting the needs of women, young people, and families dealing with pregnancy related crises; single parent challenges; and issues of sexual integrity.  Our services include free pregnancy testing, emotional support, parenting and prenatal education, private adoption facilitation, free maternity and baby items, healthy relationships educational programs, emotional support for those struggling with a past abortion, professional counseling, and spiritual support.  All services value women and provide a safe, non-threatening and confidential environment.  LCM is a Christian organization, a non-profit organization, and a non-political organization.